Moms Don't Have Time to Move and Shake
The Weights We Carry
Season 1, Ep. 27
Writer and editor Jane VanVooren Rogers examines her life through the lens of weight and discusses the weights we carry in all their forms: emotional, mental, and physical experiences that affect our health, fitness, and self-care journeys. Jane is pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing, has written hundreds of articles, a poetry chapbook titled How to Avoid Being and Other Paths to Triumph, and has edited 15 published books.
31. Food As Medicine30:27Nicki Rachlin, writer and mom to two teenagers, interviews Meryl Brandwein, a leader in the area of functional and integrative nutrition. Meryl has been studying food and healing for over 20 years. Her tenacity and determination to get to the root cause of a client’s chronic illness has earned her the nickname “THE REBEL DIETITIAN.” Just like a car needs gas, your body needs the right fuel to run properly — but nutrition is only one piece of the puzzle. There are a number of signs our bodies give us when they need something, but we’re often not paying attention. Our bodies whisper until they scream. Meryl coaches her clients to take a wholistic approach to wellness, and in this podcast she breaks down some easy ways for us to take steps to improve our health.
30. Awaken Your Inner Warrior & Discover Your True Self34:35Kristi Willbanks — yoga teacher, health coach, group fitness instructor, avid reader, and mom of two teenagers and two rescue pups — interviews Ananta Ripa Ajmera about her book, The Way of the Goddess: Daily Rituals to Awaken Your Inner Warrior and Discover Your True Self.
29. Embracing Where You Are28:10Stacy Igel is the founder/CCO of impact brand BOY MEETS GIRL®, podcast co-host of #MOMSGOTTHIS, and author of the forthcoming book, Embracing the Calm in the Chaos: How to Find Success in Business and Life Through Perseverance, Connection, and Collaboration. After 20+ years of running a company, traveling the world for work, and going through infertility, Stacy shares insight on how to make time for yourself. Joining Stacy for this conversation is Bryna Carracino. Bryna has been in the fitness industry for over 15 years and is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine with advanced certifications in sports performance, corrective exercise, and weight loss. She specializes in overall healthy lifestyle coaching and functional mindful movement. Through coaching, her clients learn how to balance their regular moving meditation (exercise), make healthier food choices, and how to speak to themselves in a more loving, encouraging way. Find Stacy and Bryna on Instagram at @stacyigel & @bfitnewyorkcity
28. My Body, My Coach: A Podcast to Help Move You in a Positive Direction17:06For those who are stuck or just ready to make a change, Kristen Glosserman—author, life coach, and mother of four—shares wise guidance to MOVE you in a positive direction. Her coaching philosophy is grounded in practical thoughts and shifts to achieve genuine contentment and results. Kristen’s counsel gives people not just the motivation, but the hope and direction to adjust and move forward.
26. Let's Talk About Flaming Hot Cheetos (and Our Feelings)20:58Voice actor and mom of two Yuliya Patsay is joined by five others to explore their mutual love of Flaming Hot Cheetos. If you have a quirky obsession with a snack (that might not be great for your health) listen in as this group digs deeper to discover what this food represents to them, and gets advice from behavioral food therapist Katie Schmidt on how to improve our relationship with food.
25. How to Raise Healthy Eaters33:54Evalyn Feldman, who is in the legal field and a mom of two teenage boys, discusses how to raise healthy eaters with Janine Whiteson, a nutritionist with years of experience in the United States and abroad. Janine gives great tips including how to shop right, model good behavior, deal with issues like weight gain in children and body dysmorphia.
24. The Unlikely Marathoner31:32In this episode, Laura Rebell Gross, a 50-year-old mom of three teens, discusses how she went from being a chain-smoking, last-one-picked for dodgeball, 1980's theater kid, to an avid runner and marathoner currently training for her sixth marathon (which will take place Sunday, November 6, 2022 in New York City). Laura also speaks with her running coach, Sara Hayes, founder and CEO of Mindful Miles, about how we define an “athlete,” why carbs are NOT the enemy, and what it looks like to run into middle age and beyond with strength, joy, and confidence.
23. Your Therapist Doesn't Have Time to Move and Shake Either26:52Licensed marriage and family therapist Shelby Riley and licensed professional counselor Carey O'Toole talk about how their work as mental health professionals has helped them develop a few effective tools when it comes to their health, as well as some of the hard to break habits that still have them getting in their own way.